Life: A Thrill at Every Moment
Based on the teachings of  International Society for Krishna Consciousness Founder Acharya: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabh...
<ul><li>Enjoy a Relationship with Him </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Meaningful Relationships with Others </li></ul><ul><li>...
Animal in the Desert
<ul><li>Life meant to be enjoyed, not endured </li></ul><ul><li>Most people don’t know HOW </li></ul><ul><li>Their enjoyme...
Real Enjoyment 1. Unconditional 2. Unlimited 3. Unshakeabe 4. Unearned 5. Unending
<ul><ul><li>“ O Dhananjaya, keep all abominable activities far distant by devotional service, and in that consciousness su...
1. Unconditional Pleasure <ul><ul><li>“ There are many living entities within the ocean who enjoy  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Conditional Pleasure <ul><li>Generally a materialistic person becomes very happy when there is something for his sense gra...
<ul><ul><li>The people in general are naturally inclined to enjoy, and you have encouraged them in that way in the name of...
<ul><ul><li>“ To attain material heavenly planets and enjoy their facilities, he sometimes performs sacrifices (yajna), bu...
<ul><ul><li>“ The highest perfection of life is to enjoy life constantly in the association of the Lord, and one who can r...
2. Unlimited Pleasure Dvarka Fort
16,000 Queens Kidnapped by Banasura
Husband of All <ul><ul><li>“ When He so descends He proves how much greater is His ability to enjoy, and He exhibits His p...
cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vrksha- lakshavrtesu surabhi abhipalayantam lakshmi-sahasra-sata-sambhrama-sevyamana govin...
<ul><li>Mac-citta mad-gata-prana </li></ul><ul><li>bodhayanta parasparam </li></ul><ul><li>kathayantas ca mam nityam </li>...
<ul><li>The   Lord can generate unlimited pleasure. His name, attributes, pastimes, entourage,, etc. are unlimited, and th...
3. Unshakeable Pleasure Rukmini Dvarkadish Krishna forcibly took Rukmini like lion takes from jackals
Satyabhama Parijata
<ul><ul><li>  The great heroes of the Yadu    dynasty, being protected by    the arms of Lord Sri Krishna,    always remai...
<ul><li>“ If Krishna wants to save you, then no one can harm you. If Krishna wants to kill you, no one can protect you.” <...
<ul><li>The central figure of creation and of enjoyment is the Supreme Lord, and the living entities are cooperators. By c...
<ul><li>Because he remains satisfied  </li></ul><ul><li>in the loving service of the Lord,  </li></ul><ul><li>he can remai...
His Divine Grace
<ul><li>&quot;My dear sons, there is no reason to labor very hard for sense pleasure while in this human form of life; suc...
<ul><li>By the result of the work in  which one is engaged, the  Supreme Personality of  Godhead, Sri Krishna, should  be ...
<ul><li>“ Lord Sri Krishna, is the reservoir of innumerable enchanting pastimes, and  </li></ul><ul><li>thus He is the sou...
 
<ul><li>na tv evaham jatu nasam </li></ul><ul><li>na tvam neme janadhipah </li></ul><ul><li>na caiva na bhavisyamah </li><...
<ul><li>“ That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it n...
<ul><li>This is the transcendental position of spiritual life. In other words, one who hears the Gita from the right sourc...
<ul><ul><li>That is the transcendental l ila , or pastime of the Lord. The basic principle for all transcendental exchange...
<ul><li>“ It is a natural psychology in every individual that a person likes to hear and enjoy his personal glories enumer...
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
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A Thrill at Every Moment - Krishna Temple Talk

  1. 1. Life: A Thrill at Every Moment
  2. 2. Based on the teachings of International Society for Krishna Consciousness Founder Acharya: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada His Divine Grace
  3. 3. <ul><li>Enjoy a Relationship with Him </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Meaningful Relationships with Others </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Maturity of Character </li></ul><ul><li>Express Ourselves thru Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfill our Mission </li></ul>Five Purposes
  4. 4. Animal in the Desert
  5. 5. <ul><li>Life meant to be enjoyed, not endured </li></ul><ul><li>Most people don’t know HOW </li></ul><ul><li>Their enjoyment CONDITIONAL & OCCASIONAL </li></ul>Pleasure Seekers
  6. 6. Real Enjoyment 1. Unconditional 2. Unlimited 3. Unshakeabe 4. Unearned 5. Unending
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>“ O Dhananjaya, keep all abominable activities far distant by devotional service, and in that consciousness surrender unto the Lord. Those who want to enjoy the fruits of their work are misers.” Gita 2/29 </li></ul></ul>England gives drugs to addicts, but doesn’t mean Queen is a pusher . THE DOLE
  8. 8. 1. Unconditional Pleasure <ul><ul><li>“ There are many living entities within the ocean who enjoy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the activities of eating, sleeping, defending and mating. If such </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>insignificant living entities can enjoy life within the water, why </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can't the Supreme Lord, who is all-powerful, sleep on the cool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>body of a serpent and enjoy in the turmoil of violent ocean waves?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SB 3/9/20 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conditional Pleasure <ul><li>Generally a materialistic person becomes very happy when there is something for his sense gratification and his body, but when he sees that others have something for their sense gratification and he hasn't, he is sorry and envious. When he is expecting some retaliation from an enemy, he is in a state of fear, and when he cannot successfully execute something he becomes dejected. A devotee who is always transcendental to all these disturbances is very dear to K rishna. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>The people in general are naturally inclined to enjoy, and you have encouraged them in that way in the name of religion. This is verily condemned and is quite unreasonable. Because they are guided under your instructions, they will accept such activities in the name of religion and will hardly care for prohibitions. SB 1/5/15 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>“ To attain material heavenly planets and enjoy their facilities, he sometimes performs sacrifices (yajna), but when his merit is exhausted he returns to earth again in the form of a man. This process is called karma. Gita 8/3 </li></ul></ul>Karma Kanda
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>“ The highest perfection of life is to enjoy life constantly in the association of the Lord, and one who can relish this does not aspire after any temporary enjoyment of the material world via other media.” SB 2/20/30 </li></ul></ul>Krishna Katha
  13. 13. 2. Unlimited Pleasure Dvarka Fort
  14. 14. 16,000 Queens Kidnapped by Banasura
  15. 15. Husband of All <ul><ul><li>“ When He so descends He proves how much greater is His ability to enjoy, and He exhibits His power of enjoyment by marrying sixteen thousand wives at once. Factually, the Lord is the husband of all the women in His creation, but a conditioned soul under the control of the Lord feels proud to be the husband of one or two wives.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SB 2/4/20 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vrksha- lakshavrtesu surabhi abhipalayantam lakshmi-sahasra-sata-sambhrama-sevyamana govindam ädi-purusam tam aham bhajami (Bs. 5.29)
  17. 17. <ul><li>Mac-citta mad-gata-prana </li></ul><ul><li>bodhayanta parasparam </li></ul><ul><li>kathayantas ca mam nityam </li></ul><ul><li>tushyanti ca ramanti ca </li></ul><ul><li> Gita 10/12 </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The Lord can generate unlimited pleasure. His name, attributes, pastimes, entourage,, etc. are unlimited, and those who relish them can do so unlimitedly & never feel satiated. </li></ul><ul><li>ramante yogino 'nante </li></ul><ul><li>iti räma-padenäsau </li></ul><ul><li>param brahmabhidhiyate. Padma Purana </li></ul>Tidal Wave
  19. 19. 3. Unshakeable Pleasure Rukmini Dvarkadish Krishna forcibly took Rukmini like lion takes from jackals
  20. 20. Satyabhama Parijata
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li> The great heroes of the Yadu dynasty, being protected by the arms of Lord Sri Krishna, always remain fearless in every respect. Their feet trample over the Sudharma assembly house, which the best demigods deserved but which was taken away from them . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> SB 1/14/38 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Those who are directly servitors of the Lord are protected by the Lord from all fearfulness, and they also enjoy the best of things, even if they are forcibly accumulated. The Lord is equal in behavior to all living beings, but He is partial to His pure devotees, being very affectionate toward them </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>“ If Krishna wants to save you, then no one can harm you. If Krishna wants to kill you, no one can protect you.” </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>The central figure of creation and of enjoyment is the Supreme Lord, and the living entities are cooperators. By cooperation they enjoy. The relation is also like that of the master and the servant. If the master is fully satisfied, then the servant is satisfied. The tendency to become the creator and the tendency to enjoy the material world are there also in the living entities because these tendencies are there in the Supreme Lord. Gita intro </li></ul>Secure Servant
  24. 24. <ul><li>Because he remains satisfied </li></ul><ul><li>in the loving service of the Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>he can remain steady, like the </li></ul><ul><li>ocean, and therefore enjoy full </li></ul><ul><li>peace. Others never attain peace. </li></ul><ul><li>The fruitive workers, the salvationists, and the yogis who are after mystic powers are all unhappy because of unfulfilled desires. </li></ul>4. Unearned Pleasure
  25. 25. His Divine Grace
  26. 26. <ul><li>&quot;My dear sons, there is no reason to labor very hard for sense pleasure while in this human form of life; such pleasures are available to the stool-eaters [hogs]. Rather, you should undergo penances by which your existence will be purified, and as a result you will be able to enjoy unlimited transcendental bliss. &quot; </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>By the result of the work in which one is engaged, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, should be worshiped. If one thinks always in this way, in full Krishna consciousness, then, by the grace of the Lord, he becomes fully blissful. That is the perfection of life. The Lord says in Bhagavad-Gita (12.7), He takes charge of delivering such a devotee. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>“ Lord Sri Krishna, is the reservoir of innumerable enchanting pastimes, and </li></ul><ul><li>thus He is the source of innumerable varieties of pleasure. In fact, He is the ocean of eternal pleasure.” </li></ul><ul><li>SB 11/7/4 </li></ul>5. Unending Pleasure
  29. 30. <ul><li>na tv evaham jatu nasam </li></ul><ul><li>na tvam neme janadhipah </li></ul><ul><li>na caiva na bhavisyamah </li></ul><ul><li>sarve vayam atah param </li></ul><ul><li>“ Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.” Gita 2/12 </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>“ That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world.” </li></ul>Goloka Vrndavan
  31. 32. <ul><li>This is the transcendental position of spiritual life. In other words, one who hears the Gita from the right source, directly from Krishna, attains full Krishna consciousness. The result of Krishna consciousness is that one becomes increasingly enlightened, and he enjoys life with a thrill, not only for some time, but at every moment . </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><ul><li>That is the transcendental l ila , or pastime of the Lord. The basic principle for all transcendental exchanges between the Lord and His devotees is exhibited to enjoy a transcendental bliss for which there is no comparison. SB 1/10/32 </li></ul></ul>The Lord plays the part of a subordinate in His transcendental sporting, and thus sometimes He puts Himself in the care of Ya soda .
  33. 34. <ul><li>“ It is a natural psychology in every individual that a person likes to hear and enjoy his personal glories enumerated by others. That is a natural instinct, and the Lord, being also an individual personality like others, is not an exception to this psychology because psychological characteristics are but reflections of the same psychology in the Absolute Lord. The only difference is that the Lord is the greatest personality of all. If, therefore, the Lord is attracted by the pure devotee's chanting of His glories, there is nothing astonishing.” SB 1/6/33 </li></ul>
  34. 35. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

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